A lot has happened to me in 2011.
In February, I started my first career position as a marketing specialist at EXL Landa, a health and care management software company;
I took up yoga in July with a former employer and friend, Paula Barros, at Clear Yoga;
Needless to say, I’ve been busy.
But as this year comes to a close, I can’t help but reflect on what I’ve come up against in this past year.
In all of the instances above, I was faced with the same hurdle, self doubt. Often times, it would creep in and invoke negative thoughts like, ‘I’ll never get this,’ ‘I’m not good enough,’ ‘Maybe I should do something else.’ In effect, instead of accepting my current stage in the process of personal success, I was faulting and criticizing myself.
But what I’ve learned is that on the road to personal success, you have to accept where you are in the process at every stage and embrace it. Even though you may not be advancing as much as you’d like toward an ideal, you can’t accept that as defeat. Instead, let it fuel your intention even more to move toward what you want, and also toward the realization that the learning is never complete.
Now in 2012, I have a new attitude and resolution; self-acceptance. I will accept where I am within each facet of my life and celebrate the progress I make. Accept every (sometimes frustrating) stage and let it guide you to your personal ideal.
What has been your biggest revelation of 2011 and what’s your resolution for 2012? Please share below and Happy New Year!